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HSC reporter Vishal Saha wins BBC 500 Words award

Third Year Hamptonian and HSC writer Vishal Saha has won the 10-13 category of the BBC’s prestigious 500 Words competition. Amongst over 135,000 entries, Vishal’s story – The Diary of a £5 note – was shortlisted for showing extraordinary creativity and imagination.

It was judged to be a winning entry by the 500 Words‘ panel of judges made up of acclaimed children’s authors Malorie Blackman, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Charlie Higson and Francesca Simon, alongside Honorary Judge, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. 

Vishal’s story was read by comedian and children’s author David Walliams who warmly praised Vishal on his achievement.

Vishal, who has been writing for HSC since Second Year, said: “It’s amazing to win such a big competition and have your writing read by someone like David Walliams.”

Vishal’s writing for HSC over the years can be read by clicking on the tag below.




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